The next morning or so, Kirk calls Luke over to quibble about the price of toast. Luke raised his price ten cents. Kirk tries every angle to get out of paying the extra dime, saying that he should get a break for not using butter or jelly and for reducing the wear and tear on diner seats because he doesn't squirm very much. Eventually, Luke just agrees to let Kirk pay only an extra five cents so that he can get Kirk out of his baseball-cap-covered hair. Lorelai comes in and shows Luke the advance copy of that troublesome American Travel magazine, in which the Dragonfly is a cover story. Luke is very excited about it, saying he'll have to get a new pair of pants for the party the magazine is apparently throwing in Lorelai's honor after they published her slanderous accounts of her mother, then agreed to pull the article, then went ahead and published it anyway. Lorelai gives Luke his very own copy of the magazine, which he says he'll frame. He asks Lorelai what it says. "It was then, sadly, that I discovered Luke could not read," says Lorelai. Just about everything that comes out of her mouth cracks me up. Lorelai gets serious and says that she "nearly cried" when she read the article, both in happiness about the things it said about the Inn, and fright about the things it said about Emily. Lorelai predicts that Emily will be sending men after Lorelai. Men armed with tire irons.
The phone rings, and Cesar answers it and tells Luke it's Taylor. Lorelai tells Cesar that he just broke Luke's "tell Taylor I'm out if he calls even if he can see me through the window" rule, but Luke says he actually needs to talk to Taylor about something, and takes the call. Taylor tells Luke that the Twickham house is nearly his. Luke doesn't say much in response, since Lorelai's there and I have the feeling that Luke is buying this house for the family he intends to start with his other girlfriend -- the one he allows to touch him in public. Luke gets off the phone with Taylor just in time to hear Kirk's complaint that the sales tax on his check is a penny off. Luke asks Lorelai where Emily got her tire-iron men. "The D.A.R.," says Lorelai. Duh.